Scholars Camp Aims to Inspire ; Rigorous Curriculum Targets Minority Students
Heavin, Janese, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
About 35 minority students heading to high school this fall are better prepared to take advanced courses, thanks to a two-week academic boot camp.
The MAC Scholars Summer Academy combines rigorous math, science and literature courses with cultural studies. The goal is to give teens an academic head start and to help them overcome any social barriers that can hinder minority students' chances of succeeding. The summer program for incoming sophomores is a joint effort between Columbia Public Schools and the University of Missouri.
"They're getting a better understanding of the rigor of honors and Advanced Placement courses, and those are gateway courses to higher …
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Publication information: Article title: Scholars Camp Aims to Inspire ; Rigorous Curriculum Targets Minority Students. Contributors: Heavin, Janese - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: June 22, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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